Our next act in the On Stage at the Davis series, Galumpha, has been on Late Night with David Letterman, and I think I need Letterman to describe exactly what they do!
“You'll be forgiven if you have no idea what Galumpha is,” said Daily Review on Line. “Is it dance? Theater? Comedy? Yes, yes and yes.”
Galumpha is an acrobatic dance group that is equally at home on concert stages and in comedy clubs. It combines stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. It mixes art and entertainment into, in the words of their media kit, “a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime.”
It also is highly entertaining. Whether the three dancers are wearing big Velcro balls on their heads or conducting experiments in human architecture, you’ll be on the edge of your seat to see just what happens next. Galumpha has performed for more than 1 billion people around the world. Besides Letterman, it has been on Crook and Chase, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, MTV, Showtime and A&E.
The Davis Theater is located in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse at 65 Union Street S. It has just 227 seats, which makes it an outstanding place to see a performance. Theater-goers also are able to enjoy the art exhibitions in The Galleries, and the performers sign autographs and meet the audience afterward.
Galumpha performs at the Davis Theater in Concord, Saturday March 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 and available at the Cabarrus Arts Council website all the time or at the box office Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 704-920-2753. As someone who watched plate twirlers and acrobats on The Ed Sullivan Show when she was a child, I can’t wait!